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December 17, 2018
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report considers Overseer’s use for regulation

Fertiliser Matters 17 December, 2018  A report on whether Overseer is suitable for use in regulation to help clean up Aotearoa New Zealand’s rivers and lakes has been released today…

December 12, 2018
Rotorua floods: Independent review panel releases critical report

Rotorua Daily Post 11 December 2018 An independent review panel has today released a report critical of the Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council in the lead…

December 4, 2018
Te Arawa Lakes Trust says no to treated wastewater in Lake Rotorua

NZ Herald, 4 December 2018 Te Arawa Lakes Trust is opposing plans to discharge treated wastewater into Lake Rotorua in what is being described as a “surprise” move at a…

September 25, 2018
Dairy farmers tackle nitrogen loss

STUFF: by Heather Chalmers  September 25 2018 Cutting cow numbers is just one of several options dairy farmers are using to meet looming nitrogen leaching reduction targets. Nitrogen is a…

September 21, 2018
Water quantity plan change approved

BOPRC MEDIA RELEASE 21 September 2018 Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors have unanimously approved the adoption of the Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change Nine) to strengthen water allocation limits…

September 21, 2018
Agri-tourism to provide new income stream for farmers

BOPRC MEDIA RELEASE- 21/09/2018 Rotorua’s booming tourism industry could provide a way to farm less intensively while generating additional income streams for farmers. Landowners in the Lake Rotorua Catchment could…

August 22, 2018
Dairy sheep for Rotorua: workshop

Media Release: Dairy sheep for Rotorua August 21, 2018 A focus on dairy sheep and sheep milking will be one of the key topics at the Rotorua Land Use Innovation…

May 22, 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ : Update on Mp.bovis

Beef + Lamb NZ representatives have been meeting face-to-face with government and other industry groups this week. We have also committed additional funding for the Rural Support Trusts to help…

May 2, 2018
Ngongotahā Valley farmers rescued after rescue attempt goes wrong

Farmer’s attempt to save a neighbour trapped by floodwaters nearly turned to disaster when he also had to be rescued. Ngongotahā Valley sheep and beef farmer Neil Heather along with…

April 29, 2018
Small but higher performing unit

by Rural News Group Friday, 27 April 2018 A leading Maori dairy farm is planning to reduce its cow numbers but believes that by using better genetics it will maintain…